Jesus is All In
“This is how we have come to know love: He laid down His life for us.” 1 John 3:16a
A chicken and a pig lived on a farm. The farmer was very good to them, and they both wanted to do something good for him.
One day the chicken approached the pig and said, "I have a great idea for something we can do for the farmer! Would you like to help?" The pig, quite intrigued by this, said, "Of course! What is it that you propose?"
The chicken knew how much the farmer enjoyed a good healthy breakfast. He also knew how little time the farmer had to make a good breakfast. "I think the farmer would be very happy if we made him breakfast,” said the chicken.
"I'd be happy to help you make breakfast for the farmer!” the pig exclaimed. “What do you suggest we make?"
The chicken, understanding that he had little else to offer suggested, "I could provide some eggs."
The pig knew the farmer might want more, "That's a fine start. What else should we make?" asked the pig. The chicken looked around, scratched his head and then said, "The farmer loves ham and eggs!"
The pig, very mindful of what this implied, said, "That is fine, but while you are contributing to the breakfast, I would have to be ALL IN!"
We serve a Savior who was ALL IN from the cradle to the cross. He didn’t just give us a part of Himself, but was willing to lay down His whole life for you and for me. Through His death we have life. Sacrifice is “Giving up something you love for something you love even more.” Yes, Jesus loved his life, but He loved yours even more. The Bible teaches us in Romans 5:8, “But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us!” Jesus isn’t just committed to us….He’s All IN!
Why is it important that Jesus sacrificed His whole life for you and not just a part?
What does Jesus’ sacrifice mean for you?
- How can you be “All In” for Jesus Christ?
2 Cor. 5:21
2 Cor. 8:9
“Jesus, thank you for your sacrifice and willingness to go all in for me. Help me to be all in for you in my athletics and daily life. Amen.”